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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care

Where should your pet go for care?

Emergency Care

Open 24/7

Our highly-trained emergency and critical care teams, supported by veterinary specialists, combine their knowledge and skills to treat pets facing life-threatening or challenging medical emergencies. Hospitals providing Emergency Medicine are open 24/7, 365 days per year.

Visit the ER for…
  • Allergic reactions
  • Any trauma, falls, hit-by-car
  • Bite wounds
  • Bloated or painful belly
  • Breathing problems
  • Broken bones
  • Collapse or weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive vomiting or gagging
  • Exposure or ingestion of dangerous foods, medications, or poisons
  • Heatstroke or hypothermia
  • Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
  • Lacerations or bleeding wounds
  • Lameness
  • Large or penetrating wounds
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent Constipation
  • Severe bruising or bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Staggering, stumbling, head-tilt
  • Sudden blindness
  • Swallowing of foreign objects

Urgent Care

Open Daily: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Urgent Care provides a skillful evaluation of your pet’s unexpected, non-critical injury and illness when their primary veterinarian is unavailable. This quick assessment and treatment allows your pet to Get In. Get Out. Get Better.

Visit Urgent Care for…
  • Anal gland scooting or licking
  • Back or neck pain
  • Bad breath
  • Blood in stool or urine
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear discharge
  • Excessive drinking
  • Excessive scratching
  • Eye discharge, squinting
  • Fever
  • Frequent urination
  • Head shaking
  • Hiding or whining
  • Lethargy
  • Limping or lameness
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Oozing incision
  • Shaking
  • Vomiting


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